Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi
B.A. and M.A. Advisor; Advisor South Asian Studies Minor
(ON LEAVE 2010-2011)
Office Hours: Please e-mail for current office hours
Office: HUM 529
Phone: (415) 338-1220
Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi specializes in medieval South India, (especially Kannada literature) and the cultural politics of contemporary South Asia. His primary intellectual interest is in the history of dissent and dissenting cultures, particularly pre-modern critiques of Indian society and their continuing relevance in the cultural politics of modern South Asia. His doctoral work at the University of Chicago focused on a pre-modern utopian social-liteary movement and its appropriation by a modern community (Virasaiva-Lingayat). At present, he is completing a book manuscript based on his doctoral research entitled ‘Pre-modern Communities and Modern Histories: Narrating Virashaiva and Lingayat Selves’.
Recently, Dr. Shobhi has begun writing on the films of Dr. Rajkumar, which he hopes will result in a monograph entitled 'Why Should I be Good? Moral Visions in the Films of Dr. Rajkumar'.
- HUM 303 Cultural Periods and Styles: Colonial Pasts, Postcolonial Present
- HUM 375 Biography of a City: Delhi
- HUM 425 Thought and Image: Images of Everyday Life
- HUM 510 Comparative Form and Culture: Untouchability and Racism
- HUM 535 Classical South Asian Forms of Culture
- HUM 536 Modern South Asian Forms of Culture